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Wildlife2064
Don't tolerate intolerance
09:49 AM on 01/22/2011
How do you outsource to your own country? Ideally, we should be getting foreign companies to set up production here, but it's seriously not cost effective. Here in Wisconsin, we are supposed to be getting an Italian company, but I'm pretty sure our new Republican governor is putting a stop to that, too, like he stopped the high speed rail project that represented 5500 jobs.

The Republican agenda right now is to hurt the country so they can blame Obama for it. They will not help, even if it did increase their profits. And if it costs even a dime more, they will not do it. Every Republican with any kind of power is toeing the party line here. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.
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notdarkyet
End the Drug War.
11:34 AM on 01/22/2011
That's how I see it too.
AllyCat7
Snarks need not reply.
12:37 PM on 01/22/2011
And they call themselves patriots. They are PATHETIC
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pepimartinez
09:46 AM on 01/22/2011
Here's a way to get jobs back in this country...

Start with a higher, flat tax rate on corporations in this country. Then, create a sliding tax scale based on the percentage of American workers a company houses vs. the percentage of foreign workers a company houses. Companies will have one year to return jobs back to this country before the new tax hits. If after one year the companies still house more than (say) 20% of their work force overseas, their taxes will go up X% for every 5% of their workforce that is still overseas.

For companies that bring jobs back here/hire new employees, the tax will decrease by X%. Companies that house 95-100% of their workforce in this country will pay the lowest amount in taxes.

Essentially, it needs to become cost effective for companies to hire American workers.
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pepimartinez
09:48 AM on 01/22/2011
Sorry for the double post, the first did not seem to go through. There should be a delete option for posts.
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Birdman
10:22 AM on 01/22/2011
Yes I agree being able to delete you own posts would be a good thing.
03:07 PM on 01/22/2011
AND what do you think the corporations will do? They have well trained lawyers and tax experts and can afford to go to court.

If the burden becomes too high and the environment becomes less than hospitable, the businesses will simply move offshore. These days, the money is made in the fast growing markets (BRICS) anyway, and not in the U.S.

You force the hand, it would simply speed up the severance of the more profitable pieces to exist by themselves, OFFSHORE, leaving the U.S. entities burdened with legacy costs such as pensions, etc., that they cannot afford. Bankruptcies can be quite final.
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pepimartinez
09:37 AM on 01/22/2011
I'm sticking with my idea that is bipartisan­­, and will both limit the effects of global warming and give corporatio­­ns tax breaks: Create flexible grants for companies who develop innovative ideas focused on making the US energy independen­­t, like placing small wind generators or solar panels on top of telephone/­­­cable poles (because they're everywhere­­), or replacing classic roofing shingles with "solar shingles", which generate solar power for a home without having giant solar panels on your roof or in your yard. The more ideas they create that can be readily implemente­­d, the higher their grant.

Then, create a flexible tax for corporatio­­ns based on hiring practices. For corporatio­­ns that hire American workers, or bring jobs back to our shores, their taxes will be lowered by X% compared to their new hires. For corporatio­­­ns who house X% of their workforce overseas, their taxes will increase based on how high that percentage is. This will make it harder to simply outsource labor and justify it with cost efficiency­­. It would, in fact, be more cost efficient to hire American workers.

To get the American auto industry kick started, resume cash for clunkers, but ONLY for cars built in America. Give higher tax breaks for those who by alternativ­­e fuel vehicles, such as the Volt, the Fusion Hybrid, etc.

The above ideas would create jobs with the incentive of lower corporate taxes, kick start a new generation of the American auto industry, and reduce debt by eliminatin­­g a need for foreign fuel.
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09:01 AM on 01/22/2011
If the Chinese companies want to come into the U.S. and create jobs, I say let them have at it! Most U.S. companies' CEOs don't want to make anything, they just want to move money around and create profits. American workers are hungry for jobs that actually create something tangible.
08:59 AM on 01/22/2011
''Until China figures out a way to link itself to "the idea of job creation . . . you are always going to have a negative perception of China in the United States," said Drew Thompson, director of the Nixon Center's China Studies Program in Washington.''
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And:

''Until the wealthy class in the United States figures out a way to link itself to "the idea of job creation . . . you are always going to have a negative perception of the wealthy in the United States."

The wealthy now need commies to show them the way in helping the U.S.A.?
09:21 AM on 01/22/2011
you do know why anyone opens a business don't you?
09:26 AM on 01/22/2011
You do know how to make a substantive comment without pointless sarcasm don't you?
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PhilipTaylor
SEARCH FOR: POLITICS QUICKER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE!
04:57 AM on 01/22/2011
UNLIKE THE USA CHINA HAS A STRATEGY FOR GROWTH INTO A POWERHOUSE!
 
CHINA’S IS BUYING $45 BILLION IN WEAP0NS AND FOOD CREATING  FEW JOBS IN USA BUT BIG EXECUTIVE BONUSES!
 
GE and other corporations are signing China energy and aviation deals made by Aviation Industries of China.  
 
CHINA’S STRATEGIC PLAN:
 
1. Since late 1980‘s China has been learning as much as possible from our experts and by reverse engineering our products.
 
2. They are advancing (our) solar and electric-battery technologies. 
 
3. They pour money into basic research and education at all levels including twenty BRAND NEW universities - designed to be like MIT
 
4. GOAL: Make China #1 one in POWER & PRESTIGE with high-wage jobs.
 
 
CONTRAST THAT TO THE USA’s STRATEGIC PLAN:
 
USA’s GLEANED STRATEGIC PLAN:
 
1. Let the Criminal Banksters scam everyone around the world with FULL immunity from PROSECUTION!
 
2. Maximize looting (they call them “profits”) by multinational Corporations controlling manufacturing or using near SLAVE LABOR in Asia and anywhere labor is cheap and organized.
 
3. Force America wages down, but the BANKSTERS still have ALL OF AFRICA and perhaps disaster centers like Haiti to EXPLOIT before wages in America make sense to BANKSTERS and that could take DECADES.
 
4. Export to China our know-how and research to China's ten NEW "MIT-CLONES" as long as the wages are D1RT CHEAP - after wages go up then move on.
 
5. Clearly 95% of the American People do not fit the International Banksters/ Wall Street USA PLAN so RUBIN Wall Street Democrats and New Found “Deficits-Do-SUDDENLY-MATTER-HAWK” Republicans are NOT DOING anything that could HELP 95% of PEOPLE to GROW and make PROGRESS: 
 
These GLUTTONOUS CRIMINALS WANT TO CUT Publicly-Supported R&D, CUT help for cash-starved States, CUT K-12 education, CUT/SLASH budgets for our great Public Research Universities, and CUT HEALTH CARE, CUT PENSIONS, and K1LL GRANDMA and GRANDPA!
 
AMERICA IS BEING PULLED APART BY THE GLUTTONOUS GREED OF A FEW INTERNATIONAL BANKSTERS and THEIR CORPORATE DOERS and FLUNKIES IN GOVERNMENT.
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farmilyman
everything is illusion
04:10 AM on 01/22/2011
The way to create jobs is to stop subsidizing the oil industry and diversify away from it. Let the marketplace determine what energy source it wants.
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02:29 AM on 01/22/2011
China are trying to work out ways not to end up like us.
http://gomestic.com/personal-finance/the-end-of-the-leisure-class/
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Nutcase
From Nashville, Tennistan.
01:31 AM on 01/22/2011
But, don't ask Goldman Sachs.
01:21 AM on 01/22/2011
There is no doubt China will one day end up in the same situation that we are in today. Until we realized that our credit-debt-based-socioeconomic system of consumption and more consumption UNSUSTAINABLE, we will never be free from economic problems.

It is time for a new economic paradigm that is centered around SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY; not banks, debt, and consumption.
12:53 AM on 01/22/2011
You find a fading superpower to buy all your cheap junk.
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MikeyJaii
Free $$ For Everyone.
11:43 PM on 01/21/2011
The top 2% has the power to create jobs, but nope.
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02:30 AM on 01/22/2011
They are too busy hoarding the cash. And they really just don't care about anybody else.
http://bizcovering.com/investing/stock-market-crash-2-0/
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Tom Hendricks
see wikipedia
11:28 PM on 01/21/2011
There is one way to get many corporations to hire - get a media that is fair and will report on National Hiring Day - even Huffington Post wouldn't mention it, and it talks about jobs daily!
News show (that talk almost daily on the jobs problem) have categorically refused to talk about National HIring Day, and it was here 1.19.11. Readers need to know that the media has not and will not report fairly on the news, Their coverage is narrow unfair, and slanted.
Though the news media did not talk about it - National Hiring Day was here. This was a day that corporations were encouraged to hire new employees. The day suggested was Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2011. Corporations were called on to put patriotism ahead of excess profits and help their country in hard times, by the 18 year old art and media zine, Musea out of Dallas. Those corporations that cannot hire, were asked to stop firing for that month.
There has never been a time In American History where it is less difficult for Corporations to hire, and more helpful to all Americans if they did.
This may help us all.
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Arts4u
It's better than a reality show.
09:01 PM on 01/21/2011
So this pretty much answers the question. If a Chinese businessman can make money here, using American employees, then why can't American businessmen do the same?
08:59 PM on 01/21/2011
Free Trade is m-u-r-d-e-r-i-n-g our nation. We can all thank Slick Willy for that.
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bring in swat
07:51 AM on 01/22/2011
sorry, nice try. it began with reagan/bush sr....clinton put the final nail in the coffin but please stop spreading the noise and give credit where credit is due.